Martial Law was lifted 9pm, December 12, 2009, after being declared exactly a week earlier. With the lifting of Martial Law, hopefully the focus will be revert back to the Maguindanao Massacre. After Martial Law has been declared December 5, 2009 through Proclamation No. 1959, the Maguindanao Massacre issue has been sidetracked a little bit. The issue was diverted to the convening of both houses of congress(senate and house of representatives), the usual diversionary tactics of some politicians, and the worry of some people that this might be a test case for a wider declaration of Martial law in the future for a NoEl(no election) scenario. I believe that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was forced to lift Martial Law because they cannot defend it before the joint session of congress. With no actual rebellion happening in Maguindanao, it is unjustifiable to declare Martial Law. Even without Martial Law, the government can still show its might over lawless elements in the province of Maguindanao. It is the opportunity of the government to show that they are really on top of the situation there in Maguindanao. With the issue of Martial Law in Maguindanao set aside now, the government, AFP and PNP can now act on the real issue of Maguindanao Massacre and bring justice to the 57 victims that included 30 journalists.